North Logan developer officially buys 49 percent of Real Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The owner of Real Salt Lake has sold a stake in the soccer team to a North Logan real-estate developer. Owner Dave Checketts is praising his new partner Dell Loy Hansen for making a “bold” commitment. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed Wednesday. The Salt Lake Tribune says Hansen bought a 49 percent stake in the team. RSL spokesman Trey Fitz-Gerald told The Associated Press Checketts and Hansen are being referred to as co-owners and that the organization will not discuss specific figures or amounts. Coach Jason Kreis has said the new capital can help RSL build a practice facility closer to its stadium in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy. Checketts didn’t address any financial goals or strategy in a news release on Wednesday. RSL plays the Los Angeles Galaxy for the Major League Soccer championship on Sunday in Seattle. Hansen, a North Logan resident, has many interests throughout the state including the Riverwoods hotel and conference center complex on the south end of Logan. In 2005, he was part of a proposal to build an indoor soccer facility in North Logan south of the Eccles Ice Center, but he withdrew the proposal from the table.

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